Special Education M.Ed.

The Master of Education in Special Education General Curriculum is structured for teachers who already hold a level four teaching certificate from the State of Georgia. Graduate students of this degree program will be focused on school improvement plans and methods for children and youth (grades P-12). Teachers will examine their own school’s needs, create a plan for improvement and share their outcomes with local, regional, state and national associations. Courses are offered in a partially online format with classes meeting in Macon (at Central Georgia Technical College's Macon Campus Building I). The cohort begins each June and provides the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online learning combined with in-person class meetings that allow for collaborative learning and networking opportunities with colleagues across the state.

Admission Requirements:

  • University Admissions Form
  • Two professional recommendations (pdf)
  • Official copies of all transcripts
  • GPA Requirement:
    • Option 1: Applicants who have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from a regionally accredited university may be considered for admission to College of Education graduate programs OR
    • Option 2: Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree with an overall GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 from a regionally accredited university and hold 3 successful years of teaching experience, as documented by a letter from the current employer, may be considered for admission to a College of Education graduate program. 
  • Verification of Immunization
  • Verification of Georgia T4 certification or evidence of qualification for one (or a minimum of an induction certificate)
  • Resume

Certification
Candidates apply for upgrades through their school systems or directly to the Professional Standards Commission. Candidates must claim Georgia College & State University as their provider.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Contact

Special Education M.Ed.

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Stephen Wills

Dr. Stephen Wills

Program Co-Coordinator
Room 228A
478-445-4481
Education

PhD, University of Alabama; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BS, Auburn University

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Rob Sumowski

Dr. Rob Sumowski

Program Co-Coordinator
Room 217B
478-445-2127
Education

EdD, University of Georgia; EdS, Georgia College & State University; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BA, Mercer University

Research

 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Professional Development School Partnerships, School Law and Investigations

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shanda brand

Ms. Shanda Brand

Graduate Director
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
478-445-1383